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Chronopharmacognosy: An Overview

Received On: 10/01/2015
Accepted On: 14/01/2015


Pisal, R.S., Shah, S.D., Panchal, C.B., Sapkal, E.A.

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The study aims to review the concept of biological rhythms in medicinal plants. The circadian clock is studied by chronobiology, which can be defined as a field of science that examines periodic (cyclic) phenomena in living organisms and their adaptation to solar and lunar related rhythms. Thus, it is the scientific study of the effect of time on living systems and of biological rhythms. Also rhythmic oscillations in plants lead to the large production of particular compounds in plants at particular time, which may or may not produce any therapeutic effect in humans. Thus, the study of chronobiology and pharmacognosy can be put together as chronopharmacognosy.


Chronobiology, Circadian Rhythm, Melatonin, Pharmacognosy

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Pisal, R.S., Shah, S.D., Panchal, C.B., Sapkal, E.A., Deshmukh, S.N. (2015). Chronopharmacognosy: An Overview, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(1), 45-54.

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